How to use the new Mail app in iOS 5

Apple's native Mail app gets a few useful upgrades in iOS 5. You can now flag mail items, format text, and more. Find out how with this quick guide.

New apps like iMessage, Newsstand, and Reminders are taking the spotlight in iOS 5 , so it's easy to miss the little things, like Mail. Apple's well-respected mail client got a minor refresh, introducing several features iPhone users have been begging for.

If you browse through your Mail app in iOS 5, it's seemingly unchanged. But look again to find three key differences: text formatting, flagging, and mailbox management.

Yes, this means you can finally bold, italicize, and underline text (seriously, what took so long?), flag e-mails as important, mark e-mails as unread, and create or delete mailboxes.

Watch the video to find out how these new features work.

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Sharon Profis is a CNET How To expert who cooks up DIY projects, in-depth guides, and little-known tricks that help you get the most out of your tech. During her four years at CNET, she's covered social media, funky gadgets, and has shared her tech knowledge on CBS and other news outlets.

 

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